In a matter of hours, we will have the joy of seeing the best of what’s left in Serie A. With Lukaku and CR7 leaving for a league more their pace, some of us still find joy in the place where you are supposed to eat in a Julia Roberts movie, Italy.
Today’s winner could easily take the hold of the top spot in Italy’s top flight. Milan has found a spark with now journeyman and the opposite of a diamond in the rough, Olivier Giroud. Unfortunately, it appears he won’t be returning to full health to square off with the hottest man on the pitch in Italy (and potentially physically) Ciro Immobile.
Immobile is coming off a first half hat-trick in a 6-1 drubbing over Spezia. He’s scored in every match this campaign and frankly, seems like he’s scored in every Serie A match for Lazio for years now.
Immobile’s ability was questioned when he took the world stage for the European Championship earlier this year. Whether a chemistry issue on his side or a talent issue, when he’s playing against other Italian teams, his ability can’t be matched. He leads the league as of now with 4 and with no Ronnie and no Lukaku, I don’t see much standing in his way of leading come the end of the season.
The Brash and cocky Ibrahimovich would like to have something to say about that. He looks set to return to the lineup today and regardless of age he looks to score. Zlatan has often been called a fine wine, mostly by himself https://football-italia.net/ibrahimovic-i-am-as-good-as-ronaldo-and-messi/. Others think he’s like a regular wine and should have a cork in him.
Whatever you think of him, he usually does put the biscuit in the basket, and typically early. For bettors like me, I love the first half over at 1,1.5 +110 via Bovada. I think both teams score, potentially very early and we see 2 goals on the board by the 25′.
As far as the full game, give me Lazio (+220 via Bovada) to win outright. We’ll see a lot of early goals that will be nip and tuck, and a late winner for my Italian King, Ciro Immobile.